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Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

21 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8 - read the full textAs we already reported, Qualcomm remains the exclusive chipset manufacturer for the Windows Phone platform. Today we got a little more details on the actual chips that will go inside the new Windows Phone smartphones, as Qualcomm confirmed they will be providing the future WP8 smartphones with...


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The msn8960 pro is an adreno 320 not 305, isnt it?

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  • 2012-06-21 23:48
  • v64c

WP8 seems tempting. I owned WP7 but went back to Android because WP7 was primitive. I like both Microsoft and Goggle so it will be a tough one.

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  • 2012-06-21 22:49
  • kxIs

I canot wait to see what Nokia is going to bring out.

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  • 2012-06-21 21:56
  • N7AR

> In reply to hahaha @ 2012-06-21 18:42 from mVx@ - click to readOf course this is about to happen, but it's not because quad cores are useless. The current quad core Cortex A9 SoCs are about to be replaced by dual core Cortex A15 SoCs. Then quad cores will come again with quad core Cortex A15 SoCs.

And this trend will probably continue as new manufacturing processes (lower nm chips, 3d circuit builds) develop. Is similar to why the best Nehalems where replaced by Sandy Bridges, now Ivy Bridges and soon those will be replaced by Haswells.

Is not that quad cores are useless or dual cores are better. It all depends on the architecture, clock speeds, cache and many other factors that improve between generations of processing units. But more cores DO matter and usually improve performance (whether you exploit it all or not).

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  • 2012-06-21 21:16
  • N9xA

Its unfortunate news that Qualcomm will be the main provider of chipsets. It would have been a powerful partnership bwetween Nvidia and Microsoft so it looks like I will have to go to Android once I decide to replace my Nokia n900. Nvidia are the only reason why the desktop market is still going due to its superb graphics cards.

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  • 2012-06-21 20:46
  • 3Jdc

> In reply to what wow @ 2012-06-21 15:46 from 3RM{ - click to readthey meant for symbian

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  • 2012-06-21 20:24
  • R1%5

Its an Excelent move .. and also need to improve the availability of apps

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  • 2012-06-21 19:59
  • UqvY

> In reply to what wow @ 2012-06-21 19:01 from 3RM{ - click to readOne word: xolo. Intel single core that competes against quad cores. There goes your optimised theory. Even intel commented on this. If quad core was better then the single core should have been blown away. With windows you can bet on optimised software up to 64 cores. So yeah. More cores better just not on android. Maybe jelly bean will fix that

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  • 2012-06-21 19:54
  • jxXT

Ha ha ha. Microsoft said dual ou quad core processor where a wasting of resources, because thei will drain your battery and the android was nor prepaire for multi cores.

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  • 2012-06-21 19:41
  • Tqd2

why would anybody lumia in the first place, thats your own fault. as for only one core is all you need ... well offcourse they were saying that while they only had one core - thats how they sold a couple of those WP mobiles that were sold world wide :D

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  • 2012-06-21 19:23
  • 3qGa

> In reply to what wow @ 2012-06-21 19:01 from 3RM{ - click to readAgree with you to by large.

Android still has a lot of room to get customised for extra cores. with the current development trend and the plethora of dev support , i am sure it shall acheive that soon.

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  • 2012-06-21 19:04
  • wd8d

> In reply to Novi @ 2012-06-21 16:12 from syaW - click to readPV doesnt have a dedicatged CPU, nor the GPU.
It has a customised chipset

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  • 2012-06-21 19:01
  • wd8d

i find it hard to believe that nokia fanboys think multi cores are a good thing yet yesterday they were bashing multi cores....what hipocrites !
Also they claim android doesnt know how to use multi cores but the fact is android uses multi cores shows in all the benchmarks...and it visible in the kernel and virtual machine code...of course fanboys know nothing about coding and reality....they just bash using pipe dreams as arguments and proof.

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  • 2012-06-21 19:01
  • 3RM{

ummm 1 core? Have you try to view webpage with single core that contain flash and media content? Good luck trying that on the single core!

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  • 2012-06-21 18:54
  • QyxN

Nice job on the SoC at least. Luckily they give you a few things

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  • 2012-06-21 18:47
  • q8Q8

> In reply to old fandroid @ 2012-06-21 18:15 from mVx@ - click to readLol
Wow. Your knowledge here is so pitiful its hilarious

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  • 2012-06-21 18:46
  • q8Q8

> In reply to iJoker @ 2012-06-21 16:29 from uRGT - click to readFor many reasons still yes

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  • 2012-06-21 18:44
  • q8Q8

That means the Pureview Lumia will only max out at 20 MP?

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  • 2012-06-21 18:43
  • uCkQ

> In reply to old fandroid @ 2012-06-21 18:15 from mVx@ - click to readsoon crapdroid quadcores stop producing 4cores they go again to the 2cores

LoL ;))))

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  • 2012-06-21 18:42
  • mVx@

Chip S4 support to 20 Mpix but Nokia 808 have special Pureview IPU (Image processing unit) so If they wish they can bypass S4 limit by integrating that chip.
People 1.3 GHz CPU of Nokia 808 is to weak to support 41 Mpix photo all magic is in that special chip.

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  • 2012-06-21 18:23
  • gyk5

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